Fanatics Betting and Gaming, a subsidiary of Fanatics Holdings Inc., the renowned global digital sports platform, has unveiled its latest offering—the Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino in Pennsylvania.
This strategic move solidifies Fanatics’ presence in the burgeoning U.S. sports betting market, marking its eleventh state for the sportsbook and the second for the casino.
With the official launch under the oversight of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, sports enthusiasts in Pennsylvania can now access an extensive gaming experience on both iOS and Android platforms.
In this article, we delve into the key features and innovations introduced by Fanatics Betting and Gaming, highlighting their commitment to responsible gaming and setting the stage for further expansion in the U.S. online gaming landscape.
A Comprehensive Gaming Experience
As part of its strategic endeavors, Fanatics Betting and Gaming acquired the U.S. businesses of PointsBet in August 2023. The migration of PointsBet customers to the Fanatics Sportsbook app is currently in progress, ensuring a seamless transition of customer data, including usernames, passwords, account balances, rewards points, and responsible gaming settings.
The Fanatics Sportsbook introduces groundbreaking features, including the innovative FanCash system, offering customers up to 5% of their wager back in FanCash. This unique currency can be used for Bonus Bets or purchases on fanatics.com. Moreover, Fanatics Sportsbook provides differentiated FanCash percentages based on the bet type, catering to various betting preferences:
- Earn 5% FanCash on Same Game Parlay (SGP) bets.
- Earn 3% FanCash on parlay bets.
- Earn 1% FanCash on straight bets and odds boosts.
In addition to these features, the Discover page on the Fanatics Sportsbook will evolve from curated to personalized, tailoring content to users’ favorite teams, sports, and markets, enhancing the overall user experience.
The sportsbook also boasts industry-leading search functionality, live streaming through BetVision, and more, ensuring that users have access to a comprehensive range of features.
Introducing Fanatics Casino
In conjunction with the Pennsylvania launch, Fanatics Betting and Gaming has introduced its online casino, seamlessly embedded within the Fanatics Sportsbook app. The Fanatics Casino offers Evolution’s live casino games, including popular options like Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, and Poker variants. Additionally, Light & Wonder will contribute first-party titles and third-party aggregated content, providing players with an extensive selection of casino games.
Furthermore, casino customers can earn FanCash back on bets, spins, and hands, enhancing the overall gaming experience. To kickstart their exclusive content creation, Fanatics Betting and Gaming will produce the new Fanatics Blackjack game in partnership with Boom Entertainment through Fanatics Games Studio.
Commitment to Responsible Gaming
Fanatics Betting and Gaming remain committed to responsible gaming, offering online customers access to a range of Responsible Gaming tools and a comprehensive Help Center. Moreover, knowledgeable agents are available 24/7 to provide assistance and support.
Continued Innovation and Expansion
The launch of Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino in Pennsylvania signifies the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and expansion within the U.S. online gaming landscape. With its impressive array of features and commitment to responsible gaming, Fanatics Betting and Gaming aims to provide sports enthusiasts and gamers with a top-notch gaming experience in the Keystone State and beyond.
Light & Wonder Set to Illuminate Québec’s VLT Market with Loto-Québec Deal
A Game-Changing Alliance: Light & Wonder Joins Forces with Loto-Québec for VLT Expansion
In a strategic move set to redefine the Québec gaming market, Light & Wonder has announced a pivotal agreement with Loto-Québec. Slated for 2024, this partnership will see the introduction of Light & Wonder’s KASCADA™ DUAL SCREEN video lottery terminals (VLTs) across the province, marking a significant milestone in the company’s global expansion.
Launching a New Era of Gaming in Québec
Through this agreement, Light & Wonder will make its debut in the Québec market by supplying its state-of-the-art KASCADA™ DUAL SCREEN gaming machines. This deployment is set to revolutionize the gaming experience province-wide, offering players a diverse suite of new and engaging games.
A Diverse Portfolio for Enhanced Player Experience
The KASCADA™ DUAL SCREEN cabinet’s launch will feature a compelling game suite. Notable titles include Bonus Sevens Wild™, Monopoly Jackpot Station, Huff N’ Puff™, Life of Luxury™, 88 Fortunes™, Win 1000™, Bier Haus™, Rich Little Piggies™, Flush Frenzy™, and Jackpot Party™ Keno, promising a varied and immersive gaming experience.
Amidst a Competitive Market Landscape
This announcement comes hot on the heels of IGT’s contract to modernize Loto-Québec’s VLT network and Aristocrat’s entry into the Québec VLT gaming market. Light & Wonder’s agreement signifies its competitive edge in an evolving gaming landscape.
Light & Wonder’s Commitment to Global Excellence
Siobhan Lane, CEO of Gaming at Light & Wonder, expresses pride in bringing their acclaimed content and hardware to Québec. This partnership not only expands Light & Wonder’s market presence but also cements its reputation as a top cross-platform global games provider.
Loto-Québec’s Strategic Collaboration
Stéphane Fraser, Executive Vice President and COO of Gaming Establishments at Loto-Québec, welcomes the partnership with Light & Wonder. This collaboration aligns with Loto-Québec’s goal of continually enhancing the gaming experience for players in the province.
Leadership and Strategic Direction
This announcement follows the appointment of Michael Marchetti to Light & Wonder’s Board of Directors, previously Director of SciPlay Corporation, which Light & Wonder acquired in October 2023. Marchetti’s expertise will further guide Light & Wonder’s strategic direction and growth.
The collaboration between Light & Wonder and Loto-Québec marks a significant development in Québec’s VLT gaming market. With the introduction of innovative KASCADA™ DUAL SCREEN machines and a diverse game suite, Light & Wonder is poised to offer an unparalleled gaming experience. This agreement underscores the company’s commitment to expanding its global footprint and enhancing player experiences, solidifying its position as a leader in the gaming industry.
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